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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Edition #8


1. Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything twice...loved it both times!

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches;)

3. Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time.

12. Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

13. John Lennon's line "Life is what happens while you're making other plans

Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 12:36 PM

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Anonymous terrilynn said ... (1/25/2007 8:17 AM) : 

This is an excellent list. I tried to choose a favorite, but it's all great advice.


Blogger busy91 said ... (1/25/2007 8:19 AM) : 

Keep only cheerful friends!

Gee I can't imagine anyone that would fit this category. HELL I can think of a few Hoocies and one HOTTIE!


Blogger Piacere said ... (1/25/2007 8:27 AM) : 

I'm always on the lookout for ways to stay young, Dixie...these are all terrific reminders...I especially like #6 (and I'll give a big AMEN to Busy's comment!!).


Blogger Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said ... (1/25/2007 8:55 AM) : 

keep only cheerful friends. sigh... wish i could do this. i'll work on it but i warn you, my "friends list" will shrink considerably! see i'm the one that makes THEM laugh, they hang on for dear life, me, i try not to get dragged down too deep honey. but i WILL work on it!! smiles, bee


Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (1/25/2007 9:16 AM) : 

I did save your photos, thanks. one will be on my side bar today


Blogger SGT DUB said ... (1/25/2007 9:20 AM) : 

great list, I love life, laughing, and I've got that foreign country thingy down. Even tried it twice.


Anonymous Christina said ... (1/25/2007 9:25 AM) : 

All great tips! I really enjoyed reading them.

Happy Thursday!


Blogger Joely Sue Burkhart said ... (1/25/2007 9:26 AM) : 

A wonderful list--thanks for sharing! Happy TT! Joely


Blogger DariDonovan said ... (1/25/2007 9:36 AM) : 

Will be keeping your future Marine in mind as we march on Washington for peace this weekend. See my CODEPINK blog for live updates during the event.



Blogger Mert said ... (1/25/2007 9:56 AM) : 

Beautiful list, very creative an heartfelt. You made me smile today! :O) Happy TT!


Blogger Sanni said ... (1/25/2007 10:06 AM) : 

Great list - I love #13 =)

My TT is up, too. Please stop by @ Coffee2go - Thanks =)


Blogger Alasandra said ... (1/25/2007 10:27 AM) : 

Great advice.

If you want to learn 13 Things about Stonewall Jackson drop by my TT #4


Blogger Maryfly said ... (1/25/2007 11:48 AM) : 

awesome list sweetie!

just saw the "never forget", very moving and oh so true, we must never forget.


Blogger Dixiechick said ... (1/25/2007 12:05 PM) : 

Thanks terrilynn and thanks for stopping by.

Busy and Pia, yes we are a cheerful bunch aren't we...

Bee, I don't think you will have to worry too much about cheering me up... LOL

Sarge, I saw the photo... it is moving, isn't it?

Sgt. Dub, please stay safe in that foreign country.

Christina & Joely, thanks for stopping by and Happy TT!

Sanni, good to see you again. And thanks for those diet tips.

DariDonovan, thanks for remembering my future Marine.

Mert, I'm glad that you were able to smile.

Alasandra, thanks for stopping by. I will be sure and check out your TT.

Thanks Mary... yes "Never Forget" is very moving and powerful.


Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (1/25/2007 2:00 PM) : 

The caption on my photo was Redneck Revenge.....We should know about that stuff. I don't know where Milledgeville, Tn, we try to get to Pigon Forge in the fall.


Blogger Dixiechick said ... (1/25/2007 2:16 PM) : 

I'm in West TN. Pigeon Forge is in East TN.

Did you ever see the 1970 something movie "Walking Tall", about Sheriff Buford Pusser? That's where I'm from. He cleaned a lot of the corruption up on the Mississippi/Tennessee state line.


Blogger Turnbaby said ... (1/25/2007 2:29 PM) : 

Great list----Ooooo I am eight years old!!

My philosophy on life YUP


Blogger Dixiechick said ... (1/25/2007 2:41 PM) : 

I knew you would like these Turn...


Blogger Gail said ... (1/25/2007 5:04 PM) : 

Loved the list...and you're right!!


Blogger julie said ... (1/25/2007 5:48 PM) : 

Great list! I really like number 3 and 5. And spending time learning with a friend who cracks you up is even better!



Blogger palmtreefanatic said ... (1/25/2007 6:18 PM) : 

great list! so true too!


Blogger palmtreefanatic said ... (1/25/2007 6:18 PM) : 

great list! so true too!


Blogger Linda said ... (1/25/2007 6:47 PM) : 

I don't participate in Thursday Thirteen though I'm thinking that at some point I will but I wanted to say that is an excellent list with some excellent advice - thank you for sharing it.

Also, I am going to post your blog over on my page as I want to come over here more often and that's the best way for me to remember!


Anonymous s@m said ... (1/25/2007 7:22 PM) : 

wonderful list, and so very true!

Happy TT!


Blogger Dana said ... (1/25/2007 8:15 PM) : 

:makes notes:

Hey, I feel younger already!


Blogger Bond said ... (1/25/2007 9:06 PM) : 

Just getting to read blogs.. This work for anyone?


Blogger Raggedy said ... (1/25/2007 9:58 PM) : 

What a great list!
My TT is up
Have a wonderful Thursday!


Blogger Amanda said ... (1/25/2007 10:39 PM) : 

Great list dixie! much love hun :)


Blogger Merle said ... (1/26/2007 6:47 AM) : 

Hi Dixie ~~ These are very good and
will keep them in mind. Thanks for your visits. The joke you sent (about septic tanks) was so funny, my brother Peter at HoltiesHouse is also going to post it. I agree, Life is a gift, we get given every day.
Love your Never forget. Nice photo of you. Take care, Love, Merle.


Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (1/26/2007 9:50 AM) : 

Buford and his base ball bat........


Blogger Travis said ... (1/26/2007 8:01 PM) : 

Wonderful sentiments darlin.


Blogger Anndi said ... (1/27/2007 11:50 AM) : 

Don't know if it'll keep me young but I do love you Sis!


Blogger Sueann said ... (1/28/2007 8:46 AM) : 

Hey Dix - Have I been put on "some list" or something? Have not heard from many of my friends lately, nor visits from many at my blog. Oh I'll just go over and sit in the corner, then. So Proud of your Matt!


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